Bio

Derrick Dymalski has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, played with jazz greats such as David Sandborn, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Lew Tabackin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Gordon Goodwin, and toured multiple times internationally through Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. He has received multiple Downbeat awards from acclaimed Downbeat magazine. His passion for music shines through in his high-spirited show Derrick Dymalski Experience in which he sings, dances, and plays multiple instruments. His performances are not to be missed! Derrick dreams of one day changing the world with his songs, which promote peace and compassion worldwide.

Derrick plays the saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, bass, sings, and writes original compositions. He tours frequently with his band, World Peace Ensemble.

Trained by the Best

Derrick has studied with Russell Harlow, former principal clarinetist from the Utah Symphony, Jessie Milliner, current keyboardist for Chaka Khan, Caleb Chapman, founder of Sound House Music and president of Jazz Education Network (JEN), and Ray Smith, founder and conductor of the world-renowned big band Synthesis. Derrick graduated from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, which is one of the best jazz programs in the country; He majored in jazz saxophone with saxophonist Gary Keller (who played with Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, and Jaco Pastorius), as his advisor and mentor. Derrick was also heavily involved with Frost’s contemporary songwriting program led by guitarist Ray Sanchez.